Opening Night – Monday, October 16, 2023


7:00-10:00 pm:  Rona Pub Night




Location: TBA

It’s a Hardlines Tradition: we gather everyone each year before the Conference to share a drink and get to know one another better at a unique location.

Come meet our Outstanding Retailer Award Winners, some of the Speakers, our Conference Sponsors, and of course, the Hardlines Team! The Pub Night is courtesy of RONA.



Day 1 – Tuesday, October 17, 2022


7:30-8:45 am:  Registration and Breakfast 

7:30-8:45 am:  BSIA Product Showcase

8:45-9:00 am:  Welcome

9:00-9:45 am:  Jim Inglis, Retail Consultant, former Home Depot Executive

9:50-10:35 am:  Genevieve Gagnon, Groupe Gagnon 

10:35-11:05 am:  Networking Break

11:10-11:55 am:  Peter Norman, Altus Group

12:00 -1:15 pm:  Lunch

12:00 -1:15 pm:  BSIA Product Showcase

1:15-1:20 pm:  Announcements 

1:20-1:35 pm:  Michael McLarney, Hardlines Inc.

1:40-2:25 pm:  Dan Tratensek, North American Hardware and Paint Association

2:30-3:15 pm:  Cody Smith, Federated Co-op

3:15-3:20 pm:  Conclusion

3:20-5:30 pm:  BSIA Product Showcase

4:30-6:00 pm:  Industry Reception presented by Home Hardware 



6:00-9:00pm:  Outstanding Retailer Awards (Separate ticketed event)

Honouring the best retailers in the country, the Outstanding Retailer Awards (ORAs) are the industry’s only independent awards program dedicated to celebrating the achievements of hardware, home improvement and building supply dealers in Canada. The ORAs are a separate ticketed event. Purchase your ticket here.



Day 2 – Wednesday, October 18, 2023


7:30-8:45 am:  BSIA Product Showcase

8:00-8:45 am:  Breakfast

8:45-9:00 am:  Welcome

9:00-9:40 am:  Sylvain & Marilyne Laferriere, ACE Victory Building Centre

9:45-10:30 am:  Romain Mercier, Resulticks

10:30-11:00 am:  Networking Break

11:00-12:00 pm:  Jim Inglis, Retail Consultant, former Home Depot Executive

12:00-1:00 pm:  Lunch

12:00-1:00 pm:  BSIA Product Showcase

1:00-1:10 pm:  Announcements

1:10-1:45 pm:  Zaida Fazlic, Taiga Building Products Ltd.

1:50-2:30 pm:  Jean-Sébastien Lamoureaux, RONA

2:30-2:40 pm:  Closing Remarks